Just how will Steven Gerrard feel winning 55?
In his third season as manager, how will it compare with winning the Champions League? Naturally, Gerrard won a tonne with Liverpool, but never the main prize, and that tragedy will go with him to his grave.
He did get, in his mature lifetime, to see his boyhood heroes lift the league, but not during his time there, and many suggested his winning 55 with Rangers would be his very own exorcism of that ghost.
In truth, yes, it is.
Gerrard never won the PL as player, and he may yet as manager, but winning 55 with Rangers he’d admit to anyone who’ll listen is up there with absolutely his finest achievements with his first love.
Liverpool are his blood, his team, his city – but he’s admitted Rangers are every inch his other team now, a man who only ever had one team. Now he has two.
For anyone who thinks Steven Gerrard isn’t one of us, he is. He might not have been born one of us, but what matters is that he is one now.
And for him, while he doesn’t have the history with the club you and I and the hundreds and thousands of us around the world do, he gets it, he knows it, he feels it, and the day we confirm 55 will be as proud a day in his life as any other he’s ever had.
He knows where this club has been, hell, he inherited a lot of it himself, and he’s dragged it not only back to the top, but with a modest budget, and the team is arguably as good as any Rangers team of the past.
Domestically it’s been ridiculous, and Europe wise it’s somehow been even better.
We can’t ever remember a Rangers team being this good on both fronts, not even under Walter, despite even 92/93 and Manchester. Those teams were incredible, but there’s something utterly brilliant about Gerrard’s.
We don’t hope for wins under Stevie, we expect them – even against great European sides.
We never had that kind of feeling under Walter – support, hope, and see what happens. But under Stevie we actually expect these performances and results.
And that’s down to our manager.
And he will feel it like the rest of us when we lift 55.
He might not have come from where we’ve all been the past 10 years, but he’s taken us where we’ve gone now.
And if you have any doubt how he will feel winning 55, he would tell you himself it’s one of if not the biggest achievements of his life.
Arise Sir Stevie.